Kapitänleutnant (Crew 32)
|Born||2 Dec 1907||Berlin-Templhof|
|Died||28 May 1944||(36)|
|U-3||29 Jul 1940||10 Nov 1940||No war patrols|
Franzke apparently entered the navy in 1927 but per the 1937 Rangliste was part of Crew 1932 for officer training and promotion purposes.
Franzke was court-martialed for homosexuality with some of his crew and demoted to the ranks. Served in punishment units but died on a VP-Boat (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Patrol info for Helmut Franzke
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
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